Thoracic & General surger

VATS Pleurectomy in Dubai at DRHC

Overview of VATS Pleurectomy

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) pleurectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat a variety of conditions affecting the pleura, the thin membrane that lines the lungs and chest cavity. At DRHC Dubai, our experienced thoracic surgeons utilize state-of-the-art technology to perform VATS pleurectomy, providing patients with a safer, less invasive alternative to traditional open surgery.

Conditions Treated with VATS Pleurectomy

VATS pleurectomy is commonly performed to address the following conditions:

  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax: This occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. VATS pleurectomy helps prevent recurrence by removing part of the pleura.
  • Pleural Effusion: Accumulation of excess fluid in the pleural space can cause breathing difficulties and discomfort. VATS pleurectomy can help alleviate symptoms by removing the affected pleura.
  • Pleural Mesothelioma: This rare cancer affects the pleura and may require surgical intervention. VATS pleurectomy can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Empyema: Infection in the pleural space can lead to the accumulation of pus. VATS pleurectomy assists in draining the infection and preventing further complications.

Procedure Details

The VATS pleurectomy procedure at DRHC Dubai involves the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is administered general anesthesia to ensure comfort and immobility during the surgery.
  2. Incisions: Small incisions, typically 1-3 cm in length, are made in the chest wall.
  3. Insertion of Thoracoscope: A thoracoscope (a small camera) and surgical instruments are inserted through the incisions, allowing the surgeon to visualize and access the pleura.
  4. Pleurectomy: The surgeon carefully removes part or all of the affected pleura.
  5. Closure: The incisions are closed with sutures or staples, and a chest tube may be placed to drain any remaining fluid or air.

Benefits of VATS Pleurectomy

VATS pleurectomy offers numerous advantages over traditional open surgery:

  • Minimally Invasive: Smaller incisions result in less pain, reduced scarring, and faster recovery times.
  • Reduced Hospital Stay: Patients typically experience shorter hospital stays compared to open surgery.
  • Lower Risk of Complications: The minimally invasive nature of VATS reduces the risk of infection and other postoperative complications.
  • Improved Outcomes: High success rates in treating conditions like pneumothorax and pleural effusion.

Why Choose DRHC Dubai for VATS Pleurectomy?

At DRHC Dubai, our thoracic surgery team is committed to providing the highest standard of care. Here's why patients choose us:

  • Experienced Surgeons: Our thoracic surgeons are highly skilled and have extensive experience in performing VATS pleurectomy.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest thoracoscopic equipment to ensure precise and effective treatment.
  • Comprehensive Care: From diagnosis to postoperative follow-up, our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care tailored to each patient's needs.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, ensuring a supportive and compassionate environment throughout the treatment process.

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